Villa Albertine, together with Mobilier National, presented five up-and-coming designers – Atelier George, Atelier d’Offard, Chloé Bensahel, Gala Espel, and Dimitri Hlinka – at the 2023 edition of Design Miami/. The exhibition, set in a space designed by Alban Roger, explores the intersection of French decorative arts heritage and contemporary design.
Atelier d’Orffard created a minimalist living space using washi paper and papier-mâché; Atelier George’s “Solar Suspension” interpreted celestial bodies through glass art; Gala Espel blended technology and craftsmanship in her silversmith work “Archaeology of the Future”; Chloé Bensahel’s connected tapestries and merged textile tradition with digital art; and Dimitry Hlinka redefined a common radiator into an artistic statement in woodworking with “Amplitude.”
Beyond Design Miami/, Villa Albertine and Mobilier National commit to supporting French designers and artisans in the United States, providing opportunities for project development and facilitating Franco-American collaborations in design and craft, in partnership with the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. Their aim is to foster new talent and highlight the role of design and craft in addressing contemporary societal challenges.
Photography by Matthew Gordon.